What is the state of the cloud after the very public AWS outages? Well, one thing is certain, the importance of application performance management for cloud based applications is certainly reinforced:
In case you missed it, there were some public cloud outages during the recent Christmas 2012-holiday season. One incident involved Microsoft Xbox users who were impacted, and the other was another Amazon Web Services (AWS) incident. Microsoft and AWS are not alone, most if not all cloud services have had some type of incident and have gone on to improve from those outages. Google has had issues with different applications and services including some in December 2012 along with a Gmail incident that received covered back in 2011.
You can read more here: Gaining cloud confidence from insights into AWS outages